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K-12 Emergency Management Planning K-12 Emergency Management Planning

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School and higher ed emergency management staff can use our interactive map to guide them as they search for state-level information related to safety and emergency management. Visit the State Emergency Management Resources page to see what information your state has available.

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Concept of Operations

The Concept of Operations section explains in broad terms the school administrator’s intent with regard to an operation. This section is designed to give an overall picture of how the school will protect students, staff, and visitors and should

  • Identify those with authority to activate the plan (e.g., school administrators);
  • Describe the process by which the school coordinates with all appropriate agencies, boards, or divisions within the jurisdiction;
  • Describe how plans take into account the architectural, programmatic, and communication rights of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs;
  • Identify other response and support agency plans that directly support the implementation of this plan (e.g., city or county EOP, school EOPs from schools co-located on the campus);
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken before an emergency is to prevent, protect from, and mitigate the impact on life or property;
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken during an emergency is to respond to the emergency and minimize its impact on life or property; and
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken after an emergency is to recover from its impact on life or property.
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